With its prime Caloosahatchee River location, stately homes and limited membership, St. Charles Harbour & Yacht Club is truly one of Southwest Florida’s most prestigious private waterfront communities and waterfront real estate.
The boating life is what residents here are all about, with a membership roster that includes some of the area’s most successful and influential business icons and former CEO’s of some of the country’s largest companies.
St. Charles Yacht Club is perfectly located on 145 acres along the banks of the Caloosahatchee River, also known as the Intercoastal Waterway, in south Fort Myers.
Secluded and far away from the urban sprawl, this mariner’s haven is at the end of Iona Road, which connects with McGregor Boulevard about 2 miles from the community’s private gated entry.
The property includes 60 acres of natural woodland preserves and 20 acres of waterways, lakes and lagoons for the ideal waterfront ambience.
Developed in 1990, this deep-water marina and residential community features 65 slips that can accommodate yachts up to 97 feet. The club’s marina is in a sheltered, natural harbor, protected from the open river.
St. Charles Harbour & Yacht Club Real Estate
Some of southwest Florida’s most impressive estate homes can be found here, with 82 properties on oversized homesites designed to take full advantage of the waterfront access and views.
While many of the homes were built in the 1990’s and 2000’s, there are some newer homes designed and built by some of the area’s most esteemed home builders. There are no condominiums here.
Prices range from around $600,000 to $3 million or more, with homes ranging in size from approximately 3,000 square feet to executive estates nearing 9,000 square feet.
A magnificent, 4-bedroom, 6-bath estate, for example, with 5,060 square feet situated on a half-acre homesite is being marketed for $1,295,000. This palatial residence is 2 stories of luxurious splendor, with a hobby or exercise room, stunning pool and spa, a formal dining and living room and a breathtaking outdoor living area.
Another example is an impressive 5-bedroom, 4-bath residence of 4,697 square feet features a 3-car garage, an office off the master suite, media room and a chef’s kitchen. It is offered at $1.1million. This home is 2 stories and was built in 2001. The exotic pool and spa are surrounded by the natural beauty of abundant native foliage.
Property owners at St. Charles Harbour & Yacht Club pay an annual $4,800.00 Homeowners Association, (HOA), fee.
St. Charles Harbour & Yacht Club Amenities
St. Charles Harbour & Yacht Club is known as a “friendly boating and social club,” offering members a full array of fine dining and fun social opportunities.
The club regularly hosts dock parties, guest speaker luncheons, tennis events and boating education seminars. The club belongs to The Florida Council of Yacht Clubs. This affords members of St. Charles Yacht Club the availability of utilizing the facilities of some of the finest yacht clubs throughout the state.
The marina offers slips for lease and for purchase.
The clubhouse facilities include the Main Dining Room, Bosun’s Lounge, and The Terrace, where members and guests can choose from a formal dinner experience to a casual cocktail and sandwich on the outside terrace.
The culinary offerings are second to none, and the club organizes many themed dinners, like Monte Carlo and Caribbean nights.
One of the key reason’s boaters love it here is the organized cruises run by club members, with lunch excursions locally and multi-day trips to other yacht clubs around Florida.
Tennis & Bocce
Members can lounge alongside the marina harbour at the sparkling swimming pool just outside the main clubhouse and Harbormaster’s Building. There is also a lakefront Har-Tru clay tennis court and a bocce court.
Membership in St. Charles Yacht Club is optional, and include Equity Membership, Bond Membership and Social Membership. The club does not divulge costs related to membership.
St Charles Harbour & Yacht Club Surrounding Area
This yachtsman’s dream setting is nestled at the very end of quiet Iona Road, which is just a 5-minute drive from the Gulf of Mexico barrier Islands like Sanibel and Fort Myers Beach.
The community is also within a few minutes from many shopping and dining options, like the popular Sanibel Outlets, where you’ll find stores like Banana Republic, Bath & Body Works, Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger and many more.
Air travel is accessible at the Southwest Florida International Airport, (RSW) just 30 minutes away.
If boating is your way of life, then St. Charles Harbour & Yacht Club represents the finest opportunity to live the life of your dreams.